It is mandated to promote and facilitate production of food and agricultural raw materials for food security and incomes; advance agro-based industries and agricultural exports; and enhance sustainable use of land resources as a basis for agriculturak enterprises.
The Ministry's mission is to improve the livelihoods of Kenyans by promoting competitive agriculture through creation of enabling environment, provision of support services and ensuring sustaninable natural resources
Agriculture as the mainstay of the Kenyan economy, directly contributing 26% of the GDP annually and another 25% indirectly - is isolated by the country's Vision 2030 as a key sector in the strategy that will drive the country into realizing the targeted middle-income status.
The Agriculture sector us therefore expected to open new frontiers and provide opportunities for growth.
The sector accounts for 65 per cent of Kenya’s total exports and provides more than 70 per cent of informal employment in the rural areas.
The sector comprises of crops, livestock, fisheries, land, water, cooperatives, environment, regional development and forestry sub sectors. It also includes the development of arid and semi-arid lands.